“Disaster strikes at its own time…it alters the course of our days, work, our thinking. Although it is tempting to resent disaster, there is not much use in doing so. We cannot say that a disaster had malice toward us, though it might have been deadly, and it’s hard to say that it has “wrecked” our plan…it is not the curse of the gods, it is not punishment…there is no god visiting down destruction…disaster may well change us deeply, but they will pass. We must keep to deeper convictions and remember our goals…whether we remain ash or become a phoenix is up to us…”365 tao daily meditation by ming-dao deng
Learning to cope with hardship remains a daunting task. When unfortunate occasions change our lives briefly or for longer periods: we must learn it is a natural part of our evolution. Things change; things come and go…our spiritual investment must help us see the beauty in transformation. Essentially, our existence is but a moment; thus, let us not fight the winds of change or curse their predicaments. Consequently, let us be settled in our conjunction with the natural order of things: nevertheless, life is a constant state of flux. As a result, it is the mature consciousness that yields stillness and peace. Choose its remedy.